McCain-Palin Campaign Increasingly Staffed by Bush Administration Officials

ShortNews | Even as the McCain-Palin campaign seeks to distance itself from the Bush administration, at least half a dozen former Bush operatives are now advising McCain-Palin. A Republican with ties to Bush questioned the wisdom of the move.

McCain-Palin advisors include Bush U.N. appointee Mark Wallace, Bush communications coordinator Tucker Eskew and Bush deputy assistant Greg Jenkins. They are now working with Sarah Palin on media interviews and debate preparation.

One Republican said anonymously, “If the McCain campaign is trying to prop up Palin as its change agent, and its inoculation against the ‘third Bush term’ rap, then why on earth is she surrounded by a cast of Bush advisors?”